Men of Faith


Pursuing Christ in Community by Nurturing Discipleship through Friendships

 

Resources

Why Christian Men Need Christian Male Friends, by Dr. Mark Murphy

 

Current Activities

Note: For the latest info, please see our Bulletin & Announcements page.

Wednesdays:

Guys’ Discipleship, Freshmen & Sophomores – DeSoto Hall, 2:30 pm
ALL High Schoolers welcome – homeschooled, public, or private – currently on summer break, but will resume after the school year begins!

Thursdays:

Men of Faith Prayer & Bible Reading – DeSoto Hall, 6:30am–7:30 am
We meet Thursdays at 6:30am in the Conference Room. We are currently reading in the book of Acts. Please join us as we read and pray for each other and the world.

Guys’ Discipleship, Freshmen & Sophomores, DeSoto Hall, 2:30pm-3:30pm
ALL High Schoolers welcome – homeschooled, public, or private – currently on summer break, but will resume after the school year begins!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, October 29:
Men’s Night of Prayer, Sanctuary – 9:00-10:30pm
For many years, before Reformation Sunday in the fall and on Good Friday before Easter, we have scheduled a men’s night of prayer on Friday night/early Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 pm and running to early morning.  Though this will be a shortened time of prayer, and we will not have our usual refreshments, we are looking forward to being together and lifting up the needs of the congregation and the church in our nation and around the world. We warmly welcome all the men of the congregation to attend. One is always glad to have gone!

Other Social Activities

More social events and activities can be found on our Community page.

 

Opportunities to Serve

Leaders of Congregational Petitions

Our weekly congregational petitions are led by volunteer Men of Faith. You would likely service once or twice per year. If you would like to serve, please contact the church office.

Building Monitor

We currently have a shortage of men available to serve as building monitor. Men, if you are able to serve as a building monitor during one of the services, please contact the church office.  The purpose of building monitor is to keep a watch during the services for suspicious activities.  You would probably serve once during a three-month period.

Other Opportunities

More opportunities to serve can be found on our Get Involved! page.

 

 

 

Note: The below ministries and activities are currently on hiatus. We look forward to resuming them in the future!

Genesis 39 Ministry

Out of a shared concern for the inroads and impact of pornography, a small group of men from FPC began to meet in the Fall 2015 to discuss strategies for addressing this threat to our congregation.  From those discussions emerged a planning committee composed of men from their teens to 70’s.  The name “Genesis 39” was unanimously adopted for this effort, as the account of Joseph fleeing from the seduction of Potiphar’s wife encapsulates the allure of sexual temptation and the most appropriate antidote.

This ministry is under the auspices of Men of Faith.  Its purpose is threefold: 1) to promote a Biblical understanding and practice of sexuality, 2) to raise awareness of the ever-present dangers of sexual temptations and raise necessary barriers, and  3) to assist those embroiled in sexual struggles by befriending and speaking the power and hope of the Gospel into their lives wherever they find themselves in that struggle.  This is in keeping with our Mission:

“Pursuing Christ in Community by Nurturing Discipleship through Friendships”

Genesis 39 began with a Sunday evening sermon series by Dr. Rayburn.  A Sunday school class for all men, 5th graders and older, meets on the last Sunday of each month.

Men’s Breakfasts

Usually held twice a year, winter and spring, featuring a special speaker.

Men’s Discussion Groups

Oktoberfest has become the kick-off for our next book to read and discuss together in small groups.